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What is the ideal webmaster pet?
What types of pets do we have?

 4:42 pm on Nov 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I was just wondering what types of pets we have as a group.

I have an aquarium in my office containing Toliver the Turtle, 9 fish, two crabs, one tadpole, and a snail. And we are getting a puppy which is 17 days old right now and cute as heck.

One curious thing is the tadpole was added after a canoeing trip 6 months ago and it is not developing into a frog, very weird...

[edited by: thunderpaste at 5:20 pm (utc) on Nov. 4, 2002]



 10:32 pm on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Siberian Husky named Nikita.

Most dogs think life is "ruff", while Nikita thinks life is a big party, yelling "whooo". I've only heard her bark a couple times.


 11:41 pm on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

The "yard" outside my office is a protected wetlands - so I have no pets indoors but I have deer, fox, racoons, ducks, geese, snakes, toads, frogs, groundhogs, and hundreds of bird species to entertain me - all without my needing to feed them.

The groundhog has been crabby lately, however, and he sometimes blocks my path in obstinate defiance of my needs. Can't figure out what he wants.


 12:05 am on Nov 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Can't figure out what he wants.

So 'he' must be a 'she'. ;)



 2:28 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am the proud owner of a black poodle named Jensen!


 6:31 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

3 fish

2 cats

1 bunny rabbit

hehe, the bunny is just temporary, though. My mailman found him hopping around the neighborhood yesterday and gave him to me.

So now I'm stuck with it until I can find it's rightful owners. It is pretty cute, though. And my cats are afraid of it- lol


 7:48 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

I know a girl who had a litter box trained bunny that lived 7 years.

We had a rescued bunny once also. They love hay!


 8:53 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

They also love rag weed. It's a little hard for some people to feed to a rabbit, since so many of us are alergic to it, but forget everything you've heard about clover and carrots being their favorite foods. Every one I've ever known would go for ragweed over anything else.


 8:57 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

No webmaster is complete without his (or her) Great Dane.

Awsome dog! I had a harliquen female dane, she died a year ago :(

Now I have a red male Dobie! Awsome dog as well...


 9:02 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

The rabbit we had for a short while wouldn't touch a carrot. Loved mixed salad greens, dandelion leaves, clover and hay. We got rid of it though, because it was just way, way too timid. Since we didn't handle it every day, it's eyes bugged out in terror every time we did pick it up. I just didn't have the free time to hand tame it...

Ferrets, OTOH, are fearless, whether it's good for them or not. My first ferret once scared the cr@p out of a cat I was babysitting, and went nose to nose with a German Sheperd (on a short leash). The ferret bit the back of the cat's neck, to show it who was boss, and tried to jump on the dog's nose, which the dog didn't really appreciate...

I'd much rather have a pet I have to teach to respect/obey me, than one I have to teach not to fear me... Then again, I've never had to teach a cat anything either way, so that's a big vote in their favor.


 9:14 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

...probably a cactus

This is sad- I've killed three this year...


 9:30 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

>This is sad- I've killed three this year...

Heh! I used to tell my wife to cut to the chase; buy her plants dead and just drop them off at the county waste-management site on the way home. Why go through all that trouble in the interim?


 9:49 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've managed to keep a strange looking succulent plant alive for two winters now, so I bought an aloe vera plant to keep it company… if they last through this winter, it will be a major personal victory. However, I had a nice little barrel cactus die in the meantime. :(

I used to tell my wife to cut to the chase; buy her plants dead…
My boyfriend bought me a little potted group of cacti for my last birthday, and it turns out two of them were dead in the pot, but you couldn't tell.

If you get her the sort of cacti that look fuzzy all over, and they dry up and die, they'll look exactly the same afterwards, and last a really long time! :)


 6:43 pm on Nov 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

2 cats - both strays who adopted us.

Black Kitty is the 'office cat' and he is a very demanding 'lap cat'. Trying to train him to stay off the keyboard but I call him over when I'm on hold for technical support and he's very therapeutic.

Much better than a 'stress ball'!


 12:28 am on Nov 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

4 dogs - Dante (Anatolian Shepherd), Eli (German Shepherd), Phoenix (Shih Tzu) and Cricket (Terrier Mix).

1 Cat - Sweet Pea.

6 Parrots - Blackjack, Keno, Julius (his wife, Ethel, died last year), Petey, Pepe and Bubbe. Blackjack talks non-stop from the time she gets up until lights out.

1 Huge goldfish named Bob.

I'm pretty sure that if we let Blackjack have access to the computer, she'd make a whole lot more money than we do. She's incredibly smart and would do almost anything for a peanut.



 1:39 am on Nov 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

We have two cats in the house but at one point I lived with 3 horses, 2 donkeys, 21 chickens, 1 rooster, a bull, 6 cats, 1 dog and the assorted mice that inhabit an old New England farm-house. Not to mention the odd spiritual visitor we named Ethel. Don't know why we named her that, she just seemed like a she and had a nasty habit of showing up whenever I had to run to the loo at 3AM or so. Sort of reminded me of a New England school marm so Ethel it became.


 12:34 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

The ideal pet must be able to earn its keep.

This is ours in action. [austtravel.com.au]

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